Late yesterday, SportsNet New York was added to my cable subscription service, which is Cablevision of New York City. SNY is the new cable home of the New York Mets, as the Mets have followed the route the Yankees took with the YES Network and added a brand new cable network, which they own. SNY began on March 16 on Time Warner cable, which co-owns SNY with the Mets. Fortunately Mets fans with Cablevision did not have to endure what Yankee fans with Cablevision in 2002 had to. That season those fans couldn't see it because of the war between YES and Cablevision that kept it off their TVs. This winter there was a similar threat that Mets fans would be shut out too and have to resort to satellite dishes and other means to see the Mets on TV.
I'll be pleased to let my dad in Florida know that any nightmares he may have had about not seeing the Mets on cable this year will not materalize. I was getting nervous there for a minute. The cable companies don't exactly rate high on my list of trustworthy individuals.